BELLEVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is encouraging interested parties to take advantage of a new funding opportunity from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to support the construction of new electric vehicle charging stations across the state. 

“Electric vehicles continue to be more common on our roads, and it’s important that we continue to support infrastructure investments that support jobs and position us to meet the demands of tomorrow,” Hoffman said. “When we make smart investments, it helps to open the door to federal funding opportunities such as this. These stations will be great for travelers and the communities they are located in, and I want the Metro East region to take full advantage of this opportunity.”

IDOT will be administering the release of up to $50 million in federal funds to support the construction of 46 charging stations statewide under the Illinois National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program. The program aims to provide reliable access to charging on Illinois interstates, and is part of the state’s effort to become a national leader in manufacturing and adopting electric vehicles.

Eligible applicants can include public and private organizations and companies, while public sector entities may be site hosts but may not own the charging stations. Additional information on eligibility can be found at A webinar recording discussing the funding opportunity and how to apply can be viewed at

Applications are due by May 7 at 5 p.m. Individuals with questions can contact IDOT for assistance at

Rep. Jay HoffmanRep. Jay Hoffman

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